Grace On Rainbow

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

There is a sign that I bought a little while back that sits on top of our refrigerator; it simply reads . . .

God's Timing is Always Perfect

I loved the sign simply because it puts into words what I most often forget . . . It is God's timing not mine. I have stood back and wondered what God was doing, why wasn't He listening, and if he was listening then why wasn't He moving. What I didn't understand, or chose to forget, during those times is that His ways are higher and not my ways.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah 55:8-11

You see, no matter what we are facing in life, if we will remain faithful to God and trust Him better than we trust ourselves, His word will never return void. Even if His will is not our desire, He will still give us the grace and humility to accept it, if we allow Him to.

Looking back over the years I can now see how God's timing has been perfect in everything in our lives.

From Bobby and I meeting
- to our marriage
- to our struggle with infertility
- to the birth of our son and daughter
- to job changes
- to the accident
- to fostering
- to the boys going home
- to getting the boys back
- to test results

In all of this God has been listening and moving in our lives. We didn't always see it then, but now we know He has never left us and what an amazing reminder to know that if He has never left us through all of that - He will never leave us through all that is to come. So now we trust Him for one more thing . . .

God is an amazing God and even after 8 years of trusting and trying to see His plan, He has remained faithful and allowed us to once again rejoice in the waiting of our new little blessing. Thank you God for your perfect and unspeakable love.